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Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clauses
NEW YORK (AP) -- If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank....
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AP FACT CHECK: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia
DALLAS (AP) -- Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer....
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Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison....
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North Carolina leaders denounce federal threat on LGBT law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina's Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government....
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Quotations in the News
"The spirit, the essence of America lies in the hearts and souls of us. Some missed this message. It wasn't sexy, it wasn't a great sound bite." - Ohio Gov. John Kasich, announcing that he is suspending his presidential campaign, which failed to gain traction with GOP voters in a race dominated by Donald Trump....
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Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain....
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Navajos shocked as details of kidnapping death emerge
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl....
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Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district - a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development....
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MTA: 1 ½-year or 3-year shutdown for L train repairs
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy....
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Total of 42 Hanford workers evaluated for chemical exposure
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Officials say the number of workers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation evaluated for chemical vapor exposure has climbed to 42, following reports last month that a tank had leaked several thousand gallons of radioactive waste....
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Powerball jackpot increases to $415 million
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Powerball jackpot has grown even larger....
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Court to hear forced medication appeal in doctor murder case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician can be forcibly medicated to render him competent to stand trial....
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Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake....
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Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit schools reopened Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid....
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US gov't says North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who - due to religious beliefs - decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory. Recent laws denounced as discriminatory in North Carolina and Mississippi has prompted a growing backlash from opponents. The US Justice Department said Wednesday that North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people violates federal civil rights l...
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